Pop Stars and Legends!
Pop stars Hall and Oates, Donny and Marie, Jack Johnson, Peter Kater and a host of other singers and tribute musicians are performing live over the next few days…for you! Don’t miss the legends and trendy upstarts, the Irish festival, wine-fest, fund-raisers and fun runs. It’s all happening near Crystal Valley in Castle Rock this weekend!
TODAY/TONIGHT, July 13
GUTS AND GLORY
Join your fellow history buffs for the exciting presentation of Guts and Glory: Modern Medicine and Surgery During the Civil War. Dr. Bob Malin, who will speak about crude medical and surgical practices during the American Civil War, reveals the truth behind the popular mythology of “bitten bullets”, whiskey as anesthesia and barbaric practices. Dr. Malin is a retired surgeon who practiced in Anchorage, Alaska.
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox, Castle Rock
THE LONG RUN
Colorado’s popular Eagles tribute band, The Long Run will be playing at Discovery Park tonight. Performing classic hits like Desperado, Hotel California and Take It Easy, this two-hour show full of powerful vocals, complex instrumentation and faithful recreations, is sure to rock the park!
Discovery Park, 20115 E. Mainstreet, Parker
Thursday/Friday, July 13-14
Jack Johnson is a singer-songwriter, musician, actor, record producer, documentary filmmaker and a former professional surfer. A hugely popular soft-rock musician, Johnson is known primarily for his work in the acoustic genres, and will follow the opening act: Rogue and Jaye.
Fiddlers Green, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
Friday, July 14
Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding and is an art form that has been handed down through many generations. Drop in and learn the craft of origami with a new themed project each month.
Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Ln., Castle Pines
Friday-Saturday, July 14-15
It’s 1962 in Baltimore and plump, big-haired teenager Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on her favorite TV show, The Corny Collins Show. When her wish comes true, she becomes an overnight celebrity and uses her new-found fame to advocate for racial integration on the show. This bright and energetic musical expresses a message of human rights and compassion.
Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, July 14-16
COLORADO IRISH FESTIVAL
The annual Irish Festival held in the heather of a Littleton park against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains celebrates everything green. The eclectic gathering of thousands of Ireland’s fans is known throughout Colorado for its kilts and bagpipes, Gaelic sports and step dancing, the best Irish rock and classic bands around, with great food and drink. With music, shopping, dancing and family fun, there’s even a special members-only Paddy ‘O area that attendees 21 years of age and older can join with a private viewing area of the main stage.
Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton
Fri., 5:00-10:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 15
Join your neighbors and friends and Castle Rock’s own Rubino family as they run for Reece and raise money to fight his rare disease: spinal muscular atrophy. With three options to indulge the runner in you — a one mile, 5K and 10K run — a bounce house and children’s play area, silent auction, breakfast burritos and a popular DJ spinning tunes, it’s a great time for a great cause!
Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
Entry Fees: $25-$55
ROCKING THE WALL!
Enjoy the Epic Adventure Tower and Epic Sky Trek Ropes Course in Castle Rock at a discount and for a good cause. Your participation will help raise funds for the Renaissance Secondary School’s climbing program and rock walls. All participants must weigh between 70- 250 lbs. Renaissance Secondary is a non-profit charter school with an exciting program that’s personalized, integrated and hands-on. Adventure Education is a big part of the curriculum, with rock climbing and bouldering experiences.
Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Entry Fee: $75-$89
CASTLE ROCK WINEFEST
Come sip and savor some of the finest wines Colorado has to offer, then dance the night away at the 14th Annual Castle Rock WineFest, the best Colorado wine festival on the front range. This outdoor wine-tasting event features more than two dozen wineries and over 180 varieties of Colorado wine, fabulous food trucks and an amazing local band playing highly danceable music! There’s even a Craft Bier Garten where patrons can purchase popular cold craft beers local to the area.
The first 2000 WineFest attendees receive a free wine bottle tote and wine glass. This event is intended for adults only – no children or pets will be admitted.
Butterfield Crossing Park, 3952 Butterfield Crossing Dr., Castle Rock
MUCKFEST MS MUD RUN
MuckFest® MS is designed for laughs and gets muddy from the get-go! Teams run in the same wave so you can experience all the muddy shenanigans, epic spills and thrills together. Re-live the adventure and celebrate your accomplishments with a free beer (or soda) in the Muck Festival. Spectators are admitted free to watch the fun and revelry from start to finish. Fun for little ones includes a fabulous and free Lil’ Muckers play area.
Salisbury North, 9200 Motsenbocker Rd., Parker
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
DARRYL HALL AND JOHN OATES
Remember these guys? Daryl Hall and John Oates started working together in the early 1970s and went on to become the most successful duo in rock history. With over 60 million albums sold, Daryl Hall and John Oates’ rich repertoire includes a total of eight number one hit singles along with dozens of popular and memorable songs throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s, including Do It for Love, Rich Girl, Kiss on My List, Maneater, Private Eyes, I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do) and Sara Smile.
Fiddlers Green, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
Sunday, July 16
PETER KATER AND R. CARLOS NAKAI
With 24 Grammy Award nominations combined, Native American flutist, R. Carlos Nakai, and pianist/composer, Peter Kater’s, 25-year collaboration has produced some of the most memorable and groundbreaking recordings in the new age and world music genres.
Peter has released over 60 critically acclaimed albums and has scored the music for more than 100 television and film productions including Sirius; Civil War: The Untold Story; 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama; and How the West Was Lost. Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. Since 1983 he has released over 40 albums and performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Doors open at 5:30 with a cash bar and appetizers.
Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
Tuesday, July 18
DONNY & MARIE
This brother-sister pop duo look pretty much the same as they did some 30 years ago when they were 16 and 18 years old — at the height of their popularity on television. Today, as one of the most popular acts on the Las Vegas Strip, Donny and Marie perform a family-friendly show that follows the winning formula of their 70s TV show, with plenty of the pair’s hit songs like A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll, Puppy Love, Paper Roses, I’m Leaving It All Up to You and Morning Side of the Mountain.
Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe. Dr., Littleton
Wednesday, July 19
RAPTORS OVER THE ROCK
Nature’s Educators will be bringing a raft of raptors –owls, hawks and vultures — to the amphitheater to display, describe and define. Discover the various types of raptors, what they eat, how they hunt and where they live. Kids and parents can get up close and personal with these amazing creatures and their ambassadors, ask questions and take pictures!
Philip S. Miller Park Amphitheater, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
FUN IN THE SUN
Fun in the Sun is a kids-oriented, weekly Wednesday event in July with activities include free bounce houses and water play, with food and drinks for purchase.
Douglas County Fairgrounds, Field 4, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Pop in to Crystal Valley!
Home buyers choose the master-planned community of Crystal Valley because it’s close to downtown Castle Rock, near major parks and recreation spots, shopping, dining and the amazing selection of new homes! If you don’t live here yet, check out the designs by Richmond American Homes, available in ranch or two-story models and priced from the high $300s. And – coming soon – new homes by D.R. Horton and Kauffman Homes!